Pay equity through the lens of the career life cycle, transformation and change: a Sageco Wisdom Circle

As a WGEA Pay Equity Ambassador, CEO of Sageco Alison Monroe led three interactive discussions with high-profile clients willing to share their wisdom on gender pay equity in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Over thirty organisations participated in this Sageco ‘Wisdom Circle’. While we can never capture the complete richness of the discussion, we have produced a resource document to reflect the key themes and resources.

The employee life course

Career life courseAt Sageco we have a unique opportunity to influence pay equity with client organisations and individuals. With over 3000 women participating in our career transition programs in any given year, we are able to support the way they negotiate salary successfully and provide them with strategies and tools that foster self belief and confidence.

In our Wisdom Circle, we challenged participants to describe what an award winning ‘pay equity’ organisation would look like at each stage of the employee life course. The cumulative result is a unique list, borne out of practice rather than just theory.

Further resources

These resources will provide a starting point or further inspiration to continuing the pay equity journey in your organisation.

Global resources

Australian resources

Gender equality

Pay equity


The art of diversity in inclusion

Download our free summary paper Same, same but different.

Our thanks to the following organisations for participating in our ‘Same, same but different’ Wisdom Circle:

AGL, AIG Australia, Ambulance VICTORIA, AMP, Aurecon, Aurizon, Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, BP Australia, Brisbane City Council, Department of Health QLD, Harvard Business Publishing, Jacobs, Kelly Magowan Consulting, KPMG Australia, Lendlease, Linea Solutions, Lion, Macquarie Bank, McMillian Shakespeare, Minter Ellison, Mondelez International, NAB, Qantas Airways, Rowland, Schneider Electric, Schweppes, Suncorp, UnitingCare Ageing NSW / ACT, Western Health, Westpac Group.

“There can be no life without change, and to be afraid of what is different or unfamiliar is to be afraid of life.”

Theodore Roosevelt